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Price of HTC Windows Phone 8X smartphone cut to £269

Online retailer Handtec has cut the price of the HTC Windows Phone 8X smartphone down to £269, a far cry from the £399 it went for at launch around six months ago. The 8X, together with the Windows Phone 8S, are the two original Windows Phone 8 models launched by HTC.

The device is a surprisingly capable handset although we’re not sure whether it is worth spending that much on a Windows Phone 8 handset given that the likes of the Lumia 520 can be had for under £100. You can read the review of Nokia’s cheapest Windows Phone 8 handset here.

The 8X comes with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, Beats Audio technology (plus a built-in amp), a 4.3in Super LCD2 display with Gorilla Glass 2 and a 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution.

Other features include an 8-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, a 28mm lens, full HD video recording, a dedicated HTC ImageChip, F2.0 aperture, NFC, Bluetooth, GPS, a 2.1-megapixel front facing camera with full HD video recording plus an 1,800mAh battery. Check out our review of the HTC Windows Phone 8X here.

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